'Repeal Obamacare' effort resumes surge

By Bob Unruh, WorldNetDaily

The November election is getting closer. And so is the possibility that Obamacare – with its so-called “death panels,” government intervention in health-care decisions and mandates for all consumers to buy the insurance the government specifies – simply will be repealed.

The effort has been assembled by U.S. Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, whose discharge petition would call for a new House vote on the proposal.

It needs 218 signatures of House members, and since that constitutes a majority in the 435-member House, the goal of the discharge petition likely would be accomplished, he has explained. The effort now has 173 signatures, only a few dozen short of the number required.

The plan had collected 170 signatures before the summer congressional break, but since members of Congress returned toWashington, three more names – Jim Gerlach of Pennsylvania, Gene Taylor of Mississippi and Steve Buyer of Indiana – have been added.

King also this week released a statement about Obamacare, noting that it has been six months since its adoption.

“Speaker [Nancy] Pelosi once said that Congress had to pass Obamacare so that Americans would know what was in it. Americans have now had six months to review this unconstitutional legislation, and the majorities seeking repeal continue to grow,” he said.

He said more than 20 states already have filed lawsuits against Obamacare, and voters in Missouri have passed a law protecting themselves from Obama’s “unconstitutional ‘individual mandate.'”

“A recent survey by Rasmussen Reports concludes that 61 percent of the American public wants Obamacare repealed,” King said. “Americans should urge their representatives to sign Discharge Petition No. 11 and should also insist that members of Congress pledge to withhold funding for Obamacare’s implementation in future Congresses.”

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